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For latest update on permiting and exemptions, please visit the Environmental Permitting page of the Environment Agency website.
This is an extract from the list of standard permits recently published and available from the Environment Agency website. Each permit has its own dedicated page, while the application form and general guidance are available from this page.
Please note that the charging regime 2010/2011 includes a set of fixed fees for a category of facilities which are considered non-standard only because of the location of the site, which the Agency will need to assess specifically. Such facilities appear to be regulated through bespoke permits. You are strongly advised however to check this with the Agency.
Two different permits for use of waste in construction (former paragraph 19 exemption) are available depending on the allowed maximum amount of waste (50,000t and 100,000t) that is to be used and/or stored.
With the exception of the maximum limit, the two permits have the same structure and requirements and include storage of such waste prior to use.
Similarly to the permits above, two different permits for spreading of waste to improve, restore or reclaim land (former paragraph 9.(1) exemption) are available depending on the allowed maximum amount of waste (50,000t and 100,000t) that is to be used and/or stored.
With the exception of the maximum limit, the two permits for static operations have the same structure and requirements and include storage of such waste prior to use.
There is a further available permit for mobile plants for the reclamation, restoration or improvement of land, but this covers a different and very limited range of construction, demolition and excavation waste streams. Similarly, the permit for mobile plants for land spreading (land treatment resulting in benefit to agriculture or ecological improvement) is of limited relevance to the construction and aggregates industry.
This is a permit for fixed sites and covers all aggregates recycling activities undertaken on site. It substitutes part of the old paragraph 13 exemption. The amount of waste that can be treated and stored in a year is limited to 75,000t and there are limitations on the quantity of waste that can be stored on site at any one time.
Please note that any crusher, either fixed or specifically brought in on site, will require a Part B permit with the relevant Local Authority. More information...
This permit is the equivalent to the one above for mobile plants, specifically designed for deployment on construction and demolition sites where the waste to be treated has been produced or where the treated waste will be used. The limit of 75,000t of waste treated applies per deployment and there are limits on the amount of waste imported for treatment.
Please note that any crusher will require a Part B permit with the relevant Local Authority. More information...
Substituting part of the old paragraph 13 exemption, this permit limits the amount of waste that can be accepted at the site to 75,000t per year. There are further limitations on the quantity of waste that can be stored on site at any one time.